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Sleepwalkers

Institute History

  • 2008 Sundance Film Festival

Description

Doug Aitken will present a special single-channel version of his groundbreaking Museum of Modern Art installation. A gorgeous and evocative work starring Donald Sutherland, Tilda Swinton, and the music of Cat Power, Sleepwalkers entwines the story lines of five nocturnal New Yorkers who awaken as the sun sets, prepare to set out into the night, and make their way through the city to their disparate destinations.

Aitken explores not just the constructed landscape upon which Sleepwalkers was initially projected but also the architecture of the video image itself. Incorporated into the rhythms of the piece, the images break down into the resplendent abstraction of pixels that are the building blocks of moving images we encounter each day.
Commissioned by Museum of Modern Art

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